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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-21, 2014

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The Transformative Impact of Parallel Computing for Real-Time Animation

SESSION: Plenary Invited Talks

EVENT TYPE: Keynote & Plenary Talks, Invited Speakers

TIME: 9:15AM - 10:00AM

SESSION CHAIR: Padma Raghavan

Speaker(s):Lincoln Wallen

ROOM:New Orleans Theater


Over the course of 20 years, DreamWorks Animation has been a leader in producing award winning computer generated (CG) animated movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon 2. In order to scale numerous simulations such as explosions or hundreds of animated characters in a scene, the studio requires a High Performance Computing environment capable of delivering tens of millions of render hours and managing millions of files for one film. Five years ago, the studio made a decision to re-architect key tools for animation and rendering from the ground up. Through the extensive use of parallel computing the studio has solved the fundamental need to maximize artist productivity and work at the speed of creativity. DreamWorks Animation demonstrates the fully transformative impact ubiquitous parallel computing will have on the complex and varied workflows in Animation.

Speaker Details:

Padma Raghavan (Chair) - Pennsylvania State University

Lincoln Wallen - DreamWorks Animation

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